Stephen Douglas Cymek
OCEAN CITY — Stephen Douglas Cymek, age 34, of Ocean Pines, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
Stephen was born in Towson and was the son of Doug and Vicki Cymek. He was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin. Stephen was a general contractor with Bally Services. He enjoyed fishing and surfing.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Michele; three sons, Connor, Riley and Logan; a daughter, Finley; his parents, Doug and Vicki Cymek; a sister, Kim Frey and her husband Kevin; two nieces, Madilynn and Carrie and two nephews, Kevin and Matthew.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Rd, Ocean View, Del. 19970 and on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Sept, 29 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke Church, 9903 Coastal Highway at 100th Street, Ocean City, MD. 21842.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
John Brevard Hall
WILLARDS– John “Jack” Brevard Hall, 59, of
Willards, died suddenly on Sept. 19, 2013 in a car
Born in Salisbury he was the son of the late
Margaret Strohecker Hall and Robert Spencer
Jack was a member of the APA Pool League and
was a member of the Berlin Moose Lodge. He was
employed at the Admiral Hotel in Ocean City.
Previously, he had been a Comcast technician and
a manufacturer of outdoor furniture at the family
business Hallmade Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Hall; stepchildren, Roger Kelley and Gene Cooper III, both of Willards; two step grandchildren; sister, Maggie Steimer (Terry) of Ocean City; niece, Roberta Ann Joyce of Bishopville; nephew, Gary Whittington Jr. of Mesa, Ariz.; four grand nieces and nephews; cousin, Harold (Chip) Gordy of Ocean City; and Elizabeth Showell Arvidson of Mill Valley, Calif.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at 2 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Paul’s by the Sea, Memorial Fund, 300 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Md, 21842.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to send condolences to the family.
Margaret McGoldrick How
OCEAN PINES — Margaret McGoldrick How, 89, of Ocean Pines, died on Friday, Sept. 20,2013 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Baltimore on July 22, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Dorothy (Gear) McGoldrick.
She was a librarian and volunteer at Enoch Pratt Library and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore for many years. Margaret was a member of the Women’s Eastern Shore Society.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. How, Jr.; a sister, Carol Smith; and a brother, Peter McGoldrick.
Mrs. How is survived by her son, Harry B. How, III and his wife Madalaine of Ocean Pines; a granddaughter, Jennifer How Hallon and her husband Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Savannah Mayde Hallon and Wyatt Joseph Hallon, all of Pittsville; two nieces, Brenda L. Sheene of Delaware and Melissa Smith Meek and her husband Larry of Perry Hall; grandniece, Heather Meek; two grandnephews, Scott Britt and his wife Tracey and Joshua Meek; a great-grandniece, Kelsie Britt and a great-grandnephew, Colin Britt.
All services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com
Ethel H. Hilbert
COCKEYSVILLE — Ethel H. Hilbert, 96, formerly of Ocean City, died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at the Maryland Masonic Homes in Cockeysville.
Mrs. Hilbert worked for the C&P Telephone Company in the traffic department for many years. While a resident in Ocean City, Mrs. Hilbert attended the First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Hilbert was the loving wife of the late Albert H. Hilbert; devoted daughter of the late Bertie Fuller; beloved godmother of Scott Phillips of Fallston, Md. and Linda Dickson of Tigard, Ore,; and devoted friend of the late Lorraine Phillips
The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Md. 21093 on Friday, Sept. 27 2013 from 11 a.m.-noon at which time a funeral service will be celebrated at noon. Interment Parkwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed in Mrs. Hilbert’s memory to Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. A guest book is available at www.lemmonfuneralhome.com
Carol Ann Kerstetter
BERLIN — Carol Ann Kerstetter, who served in
the Navy, was a guardian angel in disguise,
paddle board extraordinaire, bowling fanatic,
devoted keno winner, zealous auditor with a
mean weapon, and the absolute most
compassionate individual, joined her fellow
angels on September 19, 2013.
It was an intervention that brought the love of
angels to Carol. For Carol angels had her
protection. Ultimately, the angels from God kept
her safe and guided her to live her life to the
fullest. She said, “You can’t buy an angel for
yourself, you can only be an angel or give an
angel”. For those that know her, the gift of an
angel was a true testament of her faith in your
The love of the water summoned Carol to Ocean
City. She felt the ocean and the bay gave her
serenity. So in order to bring this to her inner
self, this crazy chick became an avid paddle
boarder at the young age of 61. She basically
was an ACE (in a solitary state of mind) when paddle boarding. So after many splashes in the water and lots of laughter, she was a bull dog in getting others to join in this experience. To such avail, Carol had her fellow T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) supporters bond in this endeavor. Carol’s love for paddle boarding and wonderful bond with Dawn of OC Sup & Fitness, inspired the proceeds of The Battle of the Bay Race to be donated to Carol. Much thanks to Dawn and participants of these events. In addition, nothing but admiration goes out to the ladies and friends at T.O.P.S. In Carol’s words, you gave her “a second chance on life”.
Bowling was a part of Carol’s soul. She bowled as a family and found leagues wherever her life’s travels brought her. A shout out to Carol’s fellow “Blue Flames” that certainly got the alley rockin. Those ladies dig a good game and never let Carol’s great “sportsman like demeanor “go unrecognized! Let’s say no one gave a better jig than Carol after a strike!
It is viewed that Carol was a phenomenon at the game of Keno. While she kept this talent to a select few, it is those that can attest to her extraordinary ability at winning. If this could only have translated to her daily thank you list, whereby Carol often mentioned thanks for winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. We secretly believe she just wanted to meet Ed McMahon before his passing.
Carol was a night auditor for the Quality Inn on 54th street and notoriously was a tough cookie on guard during those late hours. While she was a great auditor, Carol could sniff out the trouble makers and often searched the grounds with her weapon of choice nearby, the dreadful garden hose. Carol wouldn’t hesitate to give a good spray on those hooligans, or shall we say those that passed out from “a long day at the beach”.
Carol’s ultimate passion and destiny was caring for others at all ages. Over the years, she was a wonderful child care provider, hospice CNA and personal caregiver for the elderly. It takes a special person to care for others. This was Carol, concerned about the wellbeing of others and was the person to call when you needed just someone to listen and be there. It has been bitter sweet to see this be returned back to Carol at her time of need. The warmest thanks to those that were by her side throughout this journey to a peaceful state, specifically Terri, Donna and Dr. Im at Mercy Hospital, her hospice nurse Holly and her CNA’s: Barbara, Shi, Donyel, Betty and Carmella.
Carol had the privilege of experiencing the essence of heaven prior to her mother, two sisters, three nieces and one nephew. She thought the world of her son, Scott Kerstetter, and admired him for the man he is and for being such an amazing husband to her daughter-in-law, Laura Kerstetter, and father to her grandchildren. Carol was a proud grandmother of Jessica and Thomas Kerstetter, which was expressed through her boisterous support during their sporting events and constant bragging about their accomplishments. Distance didn’t hinder Carol’s loving thoughts for her son and grandchildren.
Carol’s ultimate rock was her daughter, Sandra Kerstetter. In her words Sandra is a “wonderful daughter, best friend and person”. Sandra is an extension of her mother, from the esthetic features to simply saying “bye” on a conversation. Altogether, Carol is the beating of Sandra’s heart.
While Carol’s soul is free, she asked that we all remember …each and every day is a new beginning, you’re never too young or too old to dream new dreams, and laugh every change you get.
A celebration in honor of Carol will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 13th, at the Harrison’s Harbor Watch. For more information on the service please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/carolkerstetter
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Mercy Health Foundation at http://giving.mdmercy.com. Please note DR. IM’S EDUCATIONAL FUND in comments section or mail checks payable to Mercy Health Foundation to Sandra Kerstetter at PO Box 4377, Ocean City, MD 21843.
Thank you to all those that that loved, prayed and supported my mom Carol, emotionally, spiritually and with monetary contributions. You made her feel so loved and helped me give her the best care possible. A special hug goes to those mentioned above, Ocean City Worship Center, the Wednesday Night Ladies Bowling League, her family at the Quality Inn Oceanfront, The Kozmas, The Tilghmans, The Palmers, Hunt Crosby, the employees of Pam’s Golf and Coastal Hospice. All of you made each of her days brighter. – All Our Love, Sandra & Scott Kerstetter